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Legislative Action

Hunger Solutions New York advocates at the federal, state, and local levels for policies that reduce hunger by increasing access to nutrition assistance programs. Read our public policy agenda.

Legislative Action, Federal, SNAP, SNAP
The House Budget Committee’s fiscal year 2018 budget resolution released last week would make hunger in this country far worse. The proposal combines a huge tax cut that is heavily tilted toward the rich with tens of billions of dollars in safety net program cuts. Read our latest update on the federal budget, including analyses, talking points, sample social media posts and a call to action to contact Members of Congress.
Legislative Action, Federal, SNAP
The president’s FY 2018 budget proposes $193 billion in cuts to SNAP over the next 10 years. These cuts, which would slash SNAP by an unprecedented 25 percent, will dismantle a proven and effective program that provides a path out of hunger and poverty for millions of New Yorkers.
Legislative Action, General, Federal, SNAP, SNAP
The Fiscal Policy Institute and Hunger Solutions New York have teamed up to issue a joint press release highlighting a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities that quantifies the impact of the Trump Administration's proposed SNAP cuts to New York. Over 10 years, New York would be expected to absorb $8.5 billion in SNAP costs or restrict the program to meet the
Legislative Action, General, Federal, SNAP
Read Hunger Solutions New York's statement on the proposed budget cuts to SNAP, and read/watch news clips featuring Hunger Solutions New York staff.
Legislative Action, General, State, Federal
2017 Public Policy Priorities: Hunger Solutions New York maintains that it is a social responsibility to ensure that all New Yorkers are able to secure adequate food and nutrition. While New York’s public response to hunger includes a number of federal and state nutrition assistance programs, many New Yorkers still struggle with hunger.
Legislative Action, General, Federal
Open Letter to New York Congressional Delegation: Sign-on your organization’s support to the below letter calling for the New York Congressional Delegation (House and Senate) to stand together to reject cuts or structural constraints (block grants) to our nation’s core anti-hunger programs. Please sign on by Thursday, January 5, 2017.
Legislative Action, General, Child Nutrition, Federal
Join the Food Research and Action Center and Hunger Solutions New York in strong opposition to a bill that would block-grant child nutrition programs. You can support to the effort by adding your organization's name to a sign-on letter, and in other ways as well.
Legislative Action, Child Nutrition, Federal
Read the latest blog from the Children's Health Watch on the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act. Ensuring the programs included under this act are strengthened and firmly rooted in science and evidence-based practices is necessary to improve child health and reduce food insecurity.
Legislative Action, Child Nutrition, Child Nutrition, Federal
A child nutrition reauthorization bill (H.R. 5003) introduced on April 20 by Rep. Todd Rokita, chair of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, includes a provision that would severely restrict schools’ eligibility for community eligibility, an option within the national school lunch and breakfast programs allowing high-poverty schools to provide meals at no charge to all students.
Legislative Action, Federal
New York State community organizations: We need you to stand with us in opposition of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce's Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill.


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